As earlier rumored, Google is preparing to launch its own wireless internet service, Google WiFi, according to several pages found on the company's Website on Tuesday, writes Reuters.
Google website has several references to Google WiFi but not many details. One page (wifi.google.com/faq.html
), refers to a product called "Google Secure Access," designed to "establish a more secure connection while using Google WiFi." Another page (wifi.google.com/download.html
,) offers a free download of Google Secure Access.
"Becoming a[n internet] service provider would be quite a stretch for Google, but considering the billions of dollars Google could throw at the problem it could become a reality," Ovum analyst Roger Entner wrote after the recent rumors, discussing the company's expansion beyond its core search service.
Google also launched a sponsored Wi-Fi hotspot in San Francisco's Union Square district in April with a startup called Feeva and launched its instant messaging and telephony service, Google Talk, in August.